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“A great family fun day out”

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
Ranked #5 of 52 things to do in Doncaster
Certificate of Excellence
Yorkshire UK
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79 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“A great family fun day out”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

A wonderful place to take the family. Acres of grounds with all types of landscapes from manicured lawns to exotic quarry gardens and rose arbors. There's a green too, where you can watch them play croquet or bowls. On Bank holidays and special days in the Summer they have brass band concerts, with many various local bands. Also period costume events and special fairs and vintage cars shows over Father's day w/end.
The house is also worth a visit. Many rooms are in their original state - as they were when the last owner left them. The stain glass window in the hall is spectacular.
Take a picnic or visit the local church, through the shrubbery, where they serve tea with cakes and sandwiches on vintage china crockery.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Harricobean
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English first
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Lovely visit”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

I really enjoyed our visit to the gardens, they were very well tended and the stewards at the hall were very informative and friendly.
Good value for money and we will be bringing friends here when they visit!

Visited February 2013
Thank Charlotte T
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“dream gardens”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

visiting the gardens in summer was a wonderful experience. It's like being in a fairy tale. The gardens are well maintained and are quite extensive. If you have children think it might be a nice ride for them too.I think it's a place you can visit in any season without leading a disappointment.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Jill L
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Fairies and food”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

As our 3 year old grandson wanted to see some fairies we decided to take him to Brodsworth Hall, as we have been before to see the house. Being members of EH it cost us nothing, and he enjoyed exploring the gardens, playing with sticks, picking pine cones and using the play area. Unfortunately, there was no guide as to where the fairies were, so he soon got bored with looking for them!!
We enjoyed lunch outside, even though it was rather windy. Although the pies and peas my husband and I had were delicious, we do find the food here quite pricey, especially the children's lunch box at almost £4 for one slice of bread with ham, a bag of raisins, a gingerbread biscuit and fruit shoot, and almost £2 for a pot of tea for one.. My advice would be to chose a warm day and take your own picnic.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Christine K
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46 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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“Step back in time”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

We had an enjoyable trip in early September and that was a good time to see the flowers in bloom in the Italian Garden. We did the guided tour of the house which was interesting but didn't have the wow factor for us. The house has been preserved by English Heritage rather than being restored to it's former glory due to cost. If you think you'd like to hear stories of the family who lived there and why it ended in disrepair you'll find it a worthwhile outing. I'm not sure how English Heritage justify spending a fortune on an authenic carpet which they allow visitors to walk on and then leave other rooms derelict but I guess that's preservation! The cafe was ok but my salad was a bit brown although the chocolate cake afterwards made up for it.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank SwishyMichy
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